We’re hearing about the Intel’s 3rd generation processors from months ago and also many brands are waiting to get flavor of the Ivy Bridge processor. It’s expected that, the Hewlett-Packard (HP) will be one of the first brand to test the Intel’s 3rd generation processor by releasing a quad-core mobile laptop, the HP Envy 15. Intel also seems in a hurry to release its 3rd generation processors. The company originally planned to announce its next generation processors on April 29, 2012 but it’s expected to come public before its planning. It seems that, the company will be made the announcement on April 23, 2012. Intel has a plan to come partnered with various brands like; Asustek computer, Acer, Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard (HP), and Toshiba, etc. Even Intel also seems possessive to promote ultrabooks, so the company has announced a fund of US$300 million to support its partners for designing and R&D of ultrabooks.
Intel Ivy Bridge processor will be the company’s first chip to utilize the new 3D transistors and also the first to support USB 3.0. It’s also reported previously that, Intel’s 3rd Generation processors will get smaller the manufacturing process from 32 nanometers to the 22nm Tri-Gate process. As Intel in a hurry to release its 3rd Generation processors so all brands are also ready to release their second-generation ultrabooks starting in May. Intel expects a 30% of price drop for ultrabook in next few months due to the 3rd Generation processor is arriving. Vice president and general manager of Intel’s PC Client Group, “Kirk Skaugen” has reported at Intel developer Forum (IDF) in Beijing that, ultrabook prices will rapidly drop from US$999 to US$699 within the next few months.
Interesting to hear rumor like, Apple is thinking to refresh its iMac family with Intel’s 22nm-based Core i5 and Core i7 Ivy Bridge processors sometime in June or July this year. The company is also innovatively preparing to introduce its thinner 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro models. Intel has also reported about its developments with China-based partners for products such as chassis, panels and software, along with few upcoming second-generation ultrabooks. Moreover the company has also disclosed its plans to bring innovative designs for ultrabooks and several concept devices for Windows 8. So how much are you excited to have one of the Intel’s 3rd generation based devices?